Frida (2002)

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Frida is a biographical depiction of the life of famed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, portrayed with unabridged passion and zest by Salma Hayek. It follows her early life (including a debilitating trolley accident that would haunt her physically), through her burgeoning passion for painting, her often tumultuous marriage to fellow artist Diego Rivera, and her notable dalliance with Leon Trotsky in later years. The heart of the film is the relationship between Kahlo and Rivera (Alfred Molina), as fiery and passionate as it was tender and sympathetic. Director Julie Taymor does an exceptional job of bringing both Kahlo and her art to life—her art quite literally through animation and visual effects that galvanize the viewer without distracting from the overall presentation of one woman’s remarkable true life story.

Review by Jamie Rutherford.

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    • Starring

      Alfred Molina, Geoffrey Rush, Salma Hayek
    • Genre

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    • Directed by

      Julie Taymor
    • Written by

      Clancy Sigal, Hayden Herrera
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    • Language

      English, Spanish

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